Famous Deaths in December 1797

  • Dec 1 Oliver Wolcott, US judge, signed US Declaration of Independence, dies at 71
  • Dec 11 Richard Brocklesby, English physician (b. 1722)
  • Dec 22 Giovanni Marco Rutini, composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 26 John Wilkes, English journalist/Higher/Lower house leader, dies at 72